Red Rainbowfish Tropical Fish Information

Glossolepis incisus
Red Rainbowfish
Behaviour Peaceful, active, shoaling
Typical size 10cm
Max size 12cm
Tank Area Middle, all
Min Tank Size 75cm
Min Number 2
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 24℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 7-8.5
Hardness m,h,vh
Red Rainbowfish Glossolepis incisus
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Red Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus)

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Although initially a little timid, the Red Rainbowfish will soon become an active and peaceful member of a community aquarium. Provide open swimming spaces, plenty of vegetated areas and a varied diet. Males are significantly different to females and will develop a very high-backed body shape. A colourful, hardy shoaling fish and an excellent addition to a peaceful community of medium sized fish.

Family Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes) | Other names New Guinea Red Rainbowfish, New Guinea Rainbowfish, Red Rainbow, Salmon Red Rainbowfish | Origin Asia; New Guinea; Lake Sentani basin | Breeding Spawns amongst plants | Natural Water Conditions pH 7-8, medium to hard | Natural Habitat Vegetated pools | Sexing Males are redder, have longer fins and develop a high-backed shape. Females are a metallic olive-yellow

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